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Landing at Orlando International Driving to Port St. Lucie -- Fun Food On a Friday Night?

jayessemm Sep 6, 2012 11:44 AM

I'm heading to Florida at month end. Flying into Orlando then driving to Port St. Lucie. I'll be tired, hungry, thirsty, ...

Any suggestions on fun -- but not too crazy -- place to get a bite and a drink late ish on a Friday night before we get too far on the road?

Many thanks

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    Big Bad Voodoo Lou RE: jayessemm Sep 6, 2012 02:03 PM

    I don't know where you're from, but the best place I can recommend near the Orlando Airport is High Tide Harry's, a fun, laid-back, divey seafood restaurant.

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      jayessemm RE: Big Bad Voodoo Lou Sep 7, 2012 11:50 AM

      Fun ... laid-back ... divey ... PERFECT!

      Thanks BBVL

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        seminole phil RE: jayessemm Oct 6, 2012 08:41 AM

        port st lousy is the worst restaurant area of florida and all chains and poorly run

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        LilMsFoodie RE: Big Bad Voodoo Lou Oct 7, 2012 03:02 PM

        We are staying at the airport for an early flight to Costa Rica...This might be a plan. We are at the dismal Marriott at the airport. This is close? Thanks LMF

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          Big Bad Voodoo Lou RE: LilMsFoodie Oct 7, 2012 06:08 PM

          If you mean High Tide Harry's, it's probably the best restaurant that's close to the airport, unless you want a chain (Chili's, Joe's Crab Shack, maybe one or two others).

          It's super-casual, consistently-good seafood, and not expensive. I just checked Google Maps, and it's an eight-minute drive from the Orlando Airport Marriott, straight north on Semoran Boulevard (the main drag, aka State Road 436).

      3. Beach Chick RE: jayessemm Oct 8, 2012 06:15 AM

        I would hit up a Millers Ale house...good food, fun vibe and stays open late.

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          Big Bad Voodoo Lou RE: Beach Chick Oct 8, 2012 08:38 AM

          That's not a bad choice either, and there is one close to the airport (which I didn't realize):

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